Clemson Tigers (1-0) x South Carolina Gamecocks (1-0)
November 11, 2022 7:00 PM EDT
The line: South Carolina Gamecocks +1.5 / Clemson Tigers -1.5; Up down: –
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The Clemson Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Friday in college basketball action at Colonial Life Arena. Clemson is 1-0 so far this year after an 11-point win over Citadel on their debut. As for South Carolina, they are also 1-0 after a close victory against the State of South Carolina. Check back all season for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Clemson had a pretty average record last season, going 17-16 overall with an 8-12 record in the ACC. The Tigers finished ahead of Louisville, Boston College, Pitt, Georgia Tech and NC State in the standings, dropping to Virginia Tech in the conference tournament.
In their first action of the season on Monday, the Tigers took on the Citadel. Clemson had a 14-point lead at halftime and held on to an 80-69 victory. Chase Hunter scored 23 points and Hunter Tyson doubled up with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Ian Schieffelin had 20 points and 14 rebounds as well.
On the South Carolina side, they also had a pretty mediocre 2021-22 season. The Gamecocks went 18-13 overall with a record of 9-9 SEC. South Carolina finished mid-ranking and lost to Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament.
South Carolina had a close call in their first match of the year against the State of South Carolina. The Gamecocks had a 3-point lead at halftime and held it for an 80-77 win. Tops in the score was Hayden Brown with 21 points. Gregory Jackson had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
CHOICE: I’ll probably stay with Clemson. The Tigers edged out Citadel in their first action of the year on Monday, recording 46.2% of the field with 42 rebounds and 19 assists. Clemson was not good from the line (72.2 percent) or 3-point land (31.8 percent). As for South Carolina, they had a courageous victory against an SC State squad, shooting 44.1% with 40 rebounds along the way. Clemson will provide a good test for the Gamecocks, and I’m not sure they can cover it.
Andrew’s Free Pick:
Clemson Tigers -1.5